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BAGerman and Spanish

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
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Overview

Combining German with Spanish gives you the opportunity of studying two influential European cultures and their hugely important languages. Studying Spanish and German at Southampton offers you real insights into the cultures and societies of the larger Spanish- and German-speaking worlds, and sharpens your understanding of their commonalities and differences.

At Southampton, the emphasis is on choice. In both languages you will complement your language learning with modules on history and contemporary society, literature, film, or linguistic studies. You can choose to combine these areas of study for a broad-based curriculum, or focus on the area that interests you most. Apart from acquiring linguistic competence in Spanish and German you will build skills that are vital for post-university life and valued by employers. You will learn to absorb, analyse and assess a wide variety of viewpoints, express arguments in oral and written form, and think and work independently and in cooperation with others. You will also learn to do primary research yourself, applying a range of concepts and methods.

Programme structure

As a language student you will be allocated to a stage of language proficiency in our unique system of seven language levels. This is designed to place you at the stage most appropriate to develop your spoken and written skills, enabling you to make rapid progress in your chosen languages. In all years of study you will benefit from our wide range of resources. You will use the excellent facilities in the Centre for Language Study and in our German and Spanish Resources Rooms, including extensive multimedia facilities and online/streaming resources.

In year 1,students normallytake a 50/50 balance of core modules in both subjects. However, you may take up to 15 credits per semester in the form of an alternative subject from elsewhere.
In your second and final year, you will have a choice of modules from both subjects, with the option of taking up to 25% of your programme in an alternative subject. A special module in year two will prepare you for your year abroad and for the academic work you will complete during this year.
The third year is spent in a Spanish- or German-speaking country which offers you a unique opportunity to enhance your linguistic and cultural proficiency. You can spend your year abroad as an English language assistant in a school, studying at one of our partner universities or on a work placement. Most students of Spanish go to Spain, but many choose to spend a year in Latin America. Our current Spanish-speaking ERASMUS partners are Barcelona, Granada, Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Malaga, Castellon and Salamanca. We also have links with several Latin American Universities (including in Brazil, for students of Portuguese). Our Mexican Exchange Scheme is open to students of Spanish who wish to spend a year working as a Language Resources Assistant in a Mexican University Self-Access Centre. This is part of a special exchange between the British Council, the Mexican Ministry of Education and Southampton University. Most students of German go to Germany, a smaller number go to Austria, and some have also chosen to spend a year in Switzerland. Our current German-speaking ERASMUS partners are the Universities of Potsdam, Hamburg, Freiburg, Bayreuth, Frankfurt, Marburg, Tübingen, Siegen, Cologne and Vienna. While abroad you will also conduct an investigative project, supervised by a tutor at Southampton.
The final year leaves you with a large range of options in both subjects, taking into full account that you may wish to specialise in an area that most suits your interests and combines well with what you have studied so far. This includes an optional dissertation in Modern Languages.

Career opportunities

Employability is embedded into modules from the first year onwards, right from the first lecture. We carefully explain the skills being taught and offer a number of optional employability modules.

Your specialist skills in intercultural communication, listening and language will be highly valued by employers.

A year abroad gives you the chance to achieve something away from education-centred activity, such as gaining relevant work experience to help form your future plans. With many employers now expecting extracurricular or voluntary experience, this can prove vital.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States